Kyle Williams is the least-heralded starting member of one of the best defensive lines in football, but the Buffalo Bills recognized his value earlier this offseason in the form of a contract extension, and the folks over at ProFootballFocus.com continue to be quick to praise him, as well.
Williams comes in at No. 75 overall on PFF's list of the Top 101 players in the NFL last season.
Although Williams' 5.5 sacks last season paled in comparison to figures put up by lauded teammates Mario Williams (14.5), Marcell Dareus (10), and Jerry Hughes (10), PFF points out that within the context of their grading system, only one defensive tackle performed better as a pass rusher in 2014 than Williams did. The site also noted that his best performance came against San Diego in Week 3, but that he's not as strong against the run as he once was.
Buffalo gave Williams a one-year, $10.5 million contract extension back in March that, contrary to conventional wisdom at the time, boosted his cap hits in 2015 and 2016. The deal will keep the 32-year-old Williams under contract with the Bills through the end of the 2017 season.
Based solely on his performance in 2014, is No. 75 overall too high, too low, or just right for Williams, in your opinion? And where do you think the rest of his fellow Bills defensive linemen will fall on the list, if at all?